Tuesday 26th of January 2016
As Scotland’s second largest city, Glasgow and its surrounding areas are home to some of the best walking routes in the country. With plenty to see, from the city’s rich architectural heritage, to the beautiful, rolling countryside, we recommend that you swap your Easirent hire car for your walking boots and spend the day exploring the stunning countryside. We have selected some of our favourite, picturesque routes to enjoy…
1. Windy Hill, Muirshiel Country Park
Time: 45 minutes
The Windy Hill walk is a short and easy route for anyone looking to enjoy the Scottish countryside, without too much effort. The main attraction of this walk is the 95 metre ascent of Windy Hill, which offers the best views across the whole of Muirshiel Country Park. This route s well marked out for walkers, and passes through some dark Sitka Spruce forests and over some beautiful grassland.
2. Glasgow City Centre and the Green
Time: 1.5 – 2 hours
This walk is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the city of Glasgow at their wn pace, and take in all of the famous sights. Starting at Glasgow Central Station, this walk is part of the Clyde Walkway which leads all the way to the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark. Pass by the South Portland St Suspension Bridge and take in the stunning glass house of the Winter Gardens, which is part of the People’s Palace.
3. Kelvin Walkway: Glasgow to Milngavie
Time: 4.5 – 5.5 hours
The Kelvin Walkway follows the three rivers of the Allander, Kelvin and Clyde and takes in both the bustling city and the lush Scottish countryside along the route. Starting at the Glasgow Riverside Museum, the walk takes the picturesque route past all of Glasgow’s famous architecture and onto the riverside path until you reach the Forth and Clyde Canal Aqueduct. The route continues on towards Fort William, but most walkers will either head back towards Glasgow city centre, or catch a train or a bus back to the city centre.
4. Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Glasgow
Time: 4 hours
Charles Rennie Macintosh is probably the most famous architect to come out of Glasgow and what better way to acquaint yourself with his design than a walking tour? Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and take this fascinating city centre walk past some of Macintosh’s most iconic buildings. There will be plenty of tourist attractions along the way, including the Glasgow School of Art, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Scotland Street School. Starting at Central Station in the heart of the city centre, pass by the famous Willow Tea Rooms, which was designed by Macintosh in 1904 at the heights of Glasgow’s tea room boom.